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Old 07-27-10, 09:52 AM
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I have 2008 Trek Madone 5.2 and I am planning a 3-4 touring trip down the California coast. I really have reservations about placing a bike rack and panniers on my CF seat post/frame. In fact I'm not sure if they make a rack that will attach to my post since it is one piece with the frame. This is my first touring trip and I need some advice on how best to carry my belongings. My plan right now is to use a backpack. Suggestions?
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How much stuff do you plan to carry? Are you camping? Cooking?
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backpack----no.
sweaty back, weird balance etc, but then I have only toured with bags back, front, handlebar bag etc.
dont have knowledge of how a carbon frame is for weight of rack etc, but prob not as the bike just isnt made for this. So i guess if really concerned, a small backpack will be the way to go.
small frame bag maybe to go with a seatpost bag as the fellow showed here...who knows.
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Originally Posted by sloganjr
I have 2008 Trek Madone 5.2 and I am planning a 3-4 touring trip down the California coast. I really have reservations about placing a bike rack and panniers on my CF seat post/frame. In fact I'm not sure if they make a rack that will attach to my post since it is one piece with the frame. This is my first touring trip and I need some advice on how best to carry my belongings. My plan right now is to use a backpack. Suggestions?
I'd strongly advise against the backpack. Read this thread for ideas on how to manage with a saddlebag, or saddlebag + bar bag.
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Originally Posted by staehpj1
How much stuff do you plan to carry? Are you camping? Cooking?
Just a pair of shorts and t-shirt for evening at hotel and bite to eat. Some spare tubes, gel packs, etc. Plan on hotel stays and washing riding clothes nightly.
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Thanks. I will google seat bags as opposed to racks and panniers.
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Originally Posted by sloganjr
Just a pair of shorts and t-shirt for evening at hotel and bite to eat. Some spare tubes, gel packs, etc. Plan on hotel stays and washing riding clothes nightly.
If you travel that light a handlebar bag may be enough. If not add a seat bag.
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Tubus Fly rack attaches to brake bolt and quick release adaptor, doesn't touch the frame, rated to 40 pounds, weighs under a pound. I put it on my Ti bike for credit card tour, worked great. Lone Peak P99 front panniers are light and work well, or you can get cheaper bags at Performance Bike or REI.

www.thetouringstore.com for racks & panniers.
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The following has a 5lb limit. I know a few people who use it. It's not cheap. I have no idea whether you want to clamp it to a carbon seat post.

https://www.moots.com/?#/product/moot...nal/tailgator/

Handle bar bags can make steering less pleasant (maybe not really a good idea for a racing bike). If you go this route, use a small one and don't put a lot of weight there.

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